I’m very conscious that all these game were designed in a very experimental way, without any clue of what a “real gameplay” has to be, but in way, that was for the best. Results are for sure flawed, unbalanced and sometimes unplayable, but I look at them more as scrapping pieces of art that can lead to interesting ideas.
Bel-Ocean is, of course, intented to be very different of this, as we want to make a real game. That’s also why we choose the Point&Click genre, which is more classical style to handle, without too much experimentations in the gameplay, but keeps large freedom in the writing.
BLEKTRE (2005) : Multiplayer Text-based RPG (PHP with flash graphics, no real-time.
OURS EN SLIP SIMULATOR (2013) :
(Bear in panties simulator) An attempt to make an “upgraded” Blektre with more multiplayer mechanics. After human economy apocalypse, animals are invading empty cities. One day, a Bear try to catch some food in a machine, they wake up and figure out how to work a credit card. He realizes he’s naked. So he gets a panty.
Gameplay : it’s an economic game, players build businesses, fight each other, make politics ...
The project was too ambitious for the one-year developpement planned for it, economics are really, really complex to balance ! If the administrator goes away for a bit, problems are overhelming gameplay. Then was cancelled.
An action-RPG created for an atmosphere, with graphics made from internet collages. The result is, we guess, totally unique, but is almost unplayable for everyone but the developper, who didn’t make tests or cared for it. This very personnal piece of art (more than a game ..) has ended has a longplay video, and the music will be released on indie label Lost Dogs Entertainement.
try it on Gamejolt : http://gamejolt.com/games/adventure/shitrain/47906/
RIGHT LEFT GAME (2013)
|RIGHTLEFT is a game in wich you have to face other players and choose to go RIGHT or LEFT to avoid collision. Tons of fun !|
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Toutes les pires choses ont une fin, et je suis un peu soulagé d'abandonner le prototype de SHITRAIN. Belle aventure, un peu mystique, plutôt instructive. On fête ça avec une vidéo Longplay qui montre tout la majorité du contenu, mais surtout la Bande Originale sur Bandcamp.
Yesterday, we discovered with anger and fear that our main character, Jean-Cheval, was fed up with the slow developpement pace of our company, he still didn't get paid (naturally ! we're just a small indie beginner studio and didn't sold anything yet ! We work part time beside our day-jobs !) and this piece of shit found a new job ! He's now working for the TV Show "BoJack Horseman" !
Of course, that's a big show on Netfli, featuring Aaron Paul the Breaking Bad superstar, so yeah of course, he's better paid ! Well, thanks mate, we wish you the best, don't get fooled to much with money and champagne ...
After one-year developpement, having our main star stolen is pretty much a hard thing to deal with. So we made an emergency conf call and we're now casting new actors for our game ... We think about a dog because we don't trust horses any more.
That's touching. But it shows again how players don't get a clue about how to play my damn prototype ^^
All my games prototypes are availables here
SHITRAIN : action RPG apocalypse
PIXAIL CANON: beginning of an engine of "beam energy mechwarrior" game (gameplay not well defined)
MOSU2 : a rudimentary bug life simulator
WALLETS OF FIRE : 2D isometric shooter with a capitalist theme(more...)
Last attempt to get some feedback, I've published SHITRAIN on Gamejolt, a indie developper publisher & community.
I'll finish this game later, anyway, currently 90% done.